The Conversation: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Affordable Housing Initiative; Voter Turnout; Kahua Ranch; Culinary Apprentice Program; Black Snow
House Bill 2748, dubbed the Bob Nakata Act, recognizes the former state senator and lobbyist for his many years of affordable housing advocacy. At a news conference yesterday legislators said they made good on their resolve to do something bold to address the shortage of affordable rental housing.
Intro Music: Pleasure Intellect by Glove
Outro Music: Under The Sun by DIIV
Does Get Out the Vote Work?
With primary elections only few months away, there is much talk about voter turnout. Nationally, it’s about whether Democrats will maintain their present enthusiasm and come out to vote more heavily than Republicans will. Contributing Editor Neal Milner reviews a few basic voter facts as summarized in the 3rd Edition of Get Out the Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout.
Intro Music: Francis by Houndstooth
Outro Music: Who by David Byrne and St. Vincent
A bitter family feud on the Big Island has spilled out in the courts. Reporter Stewart Yerton writes about Kahua Ranch, the 4,000 acre property at the center of the dispute. To read the full story, visit CivilBeat.org.
Outro Music: Friendly Fire by Citizen Cope
Kapi'olani Community College has expanded the Hawai'i Restaurant Manager Apprentice program by offering free instruction to aspiring chefs. Marcus Fikse is the Program Coordinator. The next session runs from May 25 - December 16. Apprentices must be currently working in a kitchen at a restaurant or other food-service operation. Classes include: Safety & Sanitation, Menu Planning, Culinary Nutrition and Intro to Food Service in addition to a weekly lab class in the kitchen.
Outro Music: Everyday by Diane Coffee
Alex Monti Fox directs Mid-Pacific Institute's production of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Black Snow, a play set during the reign of Josef Stalin. It runs weekends, starting this Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 6 at the school’s Kawaiah’ao Recital Hall.
Intro Music: Whirring by The Joy Formidable
Outro Music: Russian Winter by Derek and Brandon Fiechter